Patterns

San Sebastian Revolutionary Cap

San Sebastian Revolutionary Cap

© 2019 Tiffani Velez

(You may use the pattern as you wish, but you MUST credit me with it).

Needle Art: Crochet

Experience Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Size J Hook (I always recommend Susan Bates flathead hooks. They’re awesome), stitch marker, pencil or pen to mark rows on pattern as you complete them, scissors to snip of yarn at end.

Yarn: One skein 70z or Two Skeins 3oz of Silky, Light Worsted. Any kind of yarn that has a little bit of a sheen to it, but that is also warm. You can also use straight up wool, which I think would be great, but if you’re sensitive to wool, any soft (but durable) yarn is good. On the thinner side of worsted will work best.

Gauge: Difficult to describe since it’s in the round, but, basically, six round rows should equal about 1 inch.

Abbreviations: Sl St (slip stitch), SC (single crochet), HDC (half double crochet), Ch (make another chain), FP (front post), BP (back post).

Directions: I don’t do a lot of *Asterix* to show repetition, because I’m a teacher and writer by trade, and I’ve learned over the years that clarity is much more important when giving directions than brevity. I recommend you check off each row with a pencil as you move through this pattern, and use a stitch marker to save your place. Getting lost is the most common mistake in crochet.

Beginning Chain: Chain 4, tie off with a Sl St, Ch 2, turn (Put stitch marker at tie off spot)

Row One: In first chain from hook, Ch 2 SC in each chain (this makes 8 SC), tie off with Sl St, Ch 2, turn.

Row Two: Repeat Row One (including Sl St tie off and Ch 2, turn). (16 chains, minus the two tie off chains).

Row Three: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain two, turn).

Row Four: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row Five: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row Six: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row Seven: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row Eight: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row Nine: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 10: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row 11: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 12: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row 13: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 14: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn. 

Row 15: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 16: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row 17: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 18: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row 19: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 20: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row 21: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 22: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row 23: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 24: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row 25: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 26: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

(At this point, you’re going to feel like this hat is getting pretty big. It is, and it’s supposed to. Just trust the process. Look at the picture if you feel confused. It’s a wide, flat hat. Only the brim around the face is fitted. Don’t be alarmed if it seems to get be getting rather large).

Row 27: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 28: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row 29: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 30: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row 31: SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Row 32: SC 2 in first chain, SC 1 in next chain to end of row, Sl St tie off, Ch 2 turn.

Row 33: Decrease by skipping the first two chains. SC in every chain, Sl St tie off, chain 2, turn.

Making the Brim:

Row 34: FP HDC (this means your half double crochet will be front posted around the first chain. You can Google a front post to see how it’s done), BP HDC (back post this half double crochet around second chain. This makes a beautiful cabled brim. Your hat will begin to get smaller at this point. Look back at the picture for reference if you need it). Continue to end of row. Slp St tie off, Ch 2, turn.

Row 35: FP HDC in first chain, BP HDC in second chain, continue to end of row. Sl St to tie off, Ch 2, turn.

Row 36: FP HDC in first chain, BP HDC in second chain, continue to end of row. Sl St to tie off, Ch 2, turn.

Row 37: Decrease by skipping the first chain. FP HDC in second chain, BP HDC in third chain, continue to end of row. Sl St to tie off, Ch 2, turn.

Row 38: FP HDC in first chain, BP HDC in second chain, continue to end of row. Sl St to tie off, Ch 2, turn.

Row 39: FP HDC in first chain, BP HDC in second chain, continue to end of row. Sl St to tie off, Ch 2, turn.

Row 40: FP HDC in first chain, BP HDC in second chain, continue to end of row. Sl St to tie off. Snip yarn. Weave in any remaining yarn.

You did it! I hope you love your hat 😊 Leave questions here in the comments.